News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE:
 May 27, 2008
CONTACT: Katie McKenna
kmckenna@topsmarkets.com

   
TOPS MARKETS NAMES PATRICK CURRAN SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR SALES AND MERCHANDISING
Williamsville, NY - Tops Friendly Markets (Tops) today announced the appointment of Patrick Curran as senior vice present, sales and merchandising.

In his new role, Curran is responsible for the sales, merchandising and marketing functions for Tops. This includes product assortment, category development, retail pricing, loyalty marketing, advertising, community relations, fuel stations, food safety, sourcing, and logistics and supply chain.

"Pat's marketing and merchandising expertise coupled with his vast knowledge of the grocery retail industry makes him a natural fit within our organization," said Frank Curci, president and CEO of Tops. "I am confident that he will help us achieve new levels of success and drive our business forward."

Curran's most recent industry experience was as vice president of procurement and logistics for Kehe Food Distributors, based in Romeoville, Ill. There he was responsible for global sourcing, procurement, supply chain and customer logistics for 38,000 products originating from various parts of the world.

Prior to that, he served as senior vice president of sales and marketing for South Carolina-based BI-LO supermarkets, and he has also served as senior vice president of mergers and acquisition integration for Ahold USA, senior vice president of marketing and distribution for Delchamps, and senior vice president of sales and marketing for Acme Markets.

Curran holds a master's degree in business administration from Benedictine University and a bachelor of science degree in business administration from St. Joseph's College of Indiana.

Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 71 full-service supermarkets and five franchise supermarkets. With over 10,000 associates, Tops is the leading full-service grocery retailer in Western New York, Central New York, including Rochester, and Northwestern Pennsylvania. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company's Web site at www.topsmarkets.com.

 

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